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King of the Gold Coast: Cap'n Streeter, the Millionaires and the Story of Lake Shore Drive

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Chicago's breathtaking Lake Shore Drive, with its beaches and luxury homes, has its origin in a neglected marsh and a clandestine land development. Meet the uncrowned king of the disputed shore, George Wellington Streeter, the outlandish swindler, unlikely hero and self-proclaimed founder of the Gold Coast who tried to secede from the state of Illinois. Opposing him was ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published July 22nd 2011 by History Press (SC)
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Todd
Aug 27, 2013 Todd rated it did not like it
This book is horrid; full of misinformation, and poor research. Even the captions on some of the photographs are incorrect. I didn't even want to give it one star.
Brandon
Mar 07, 2013 Brandon rated it liked it
A fascinating story! I love Chicago history and was really excited to read this! Cap'n Streeter is indeed one of the strangest characters in the city's history. I must admit, though, I found the writing and organization to be a bit lacking and confusing. With a cast of characters as huge as is necessary for this tale, it was far too easy to forget who is who. Additionally, at one point, it just seemed like "then he shot more people. then he shot more people. then he shot more people. then he ...more
Lexy
May 18, 2012 Lexy rated it really liked it
As a Chicago history nut and someone who spends a good deal of time in the Gold Coast/Streeter area, I found this book to be a very interesting an informative tale of Lake Shore Drive and how these two neighborhoods came to be.
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